Read Flash Fiction


Where to start – List

National Flash Fiction Day – Short fiction event and anthology

Flash Fiction Online – US-based Magazine

Reflex Fiction – International magazine and competition

Flash Fiction Magazine – UK based magazine

Brilliant Flash Fiction – UK based magazine



Read Short Stories


Where to start – A list of classic free stories

Where to start – A list of contemporary free stories

50 Great Short Stories – Authors choose their favourites in this Guardian article.

The Short Story – Publisher with author interviews, competitions and free stories in PDF

Comma Press – Publisher with story archive

John Fox – List of top US literary magazines

Neon books – List of UK literary magazines

Short Story September – Initiative run by Dahlia Publishing

The Story Player – Listen to stories



Writing links


The Word Factory – Courses, events and advice

Writing Magazine – UK’s most popular magazine for writers

Alpha Writers – Online writing circle

Short Stops – Short fiction information and listings

Sunday Times Award – Interviews, recommendations and previous winners

Christopher Fielden – Writing resources and competitions

Critique Circle – An online critique exchange

The Submissions Grinder – Free submission management tool


Feel free to suggest other useful short story links.

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